Increase in Functions Following Restoration
One of the primary applications of the information developed during this study was to identify the specific riparian reaches where restoration would maximize the increase in riparian ecosystem integrity for the study area, given a specific set of criteria or objectives. In one simulation, the objective was to identify the riparian reaches where application of the restoration template would result in the maximum possible increase in riparian ecosystem integrity regardless of the level of effort required. Results from this simulation are shown as estimated changes in hydrologic, water quality, and habitat integrity indices resulting from implementation of the recommended restoration template.
Results of this restoration simulation can be viewed using the map below (best viewed using Chrome or Firefox):